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Ad Lib Instrument File
Developer: Ad Lib, Inc.
Header: Custom
Content: Instrument
Instruments: Intrinsic
Target Output
Output - Digital Audio - No.png Output - MIDI - No.png Output - FM Synthesis.png Output - PSG - No.png
Released: 1987
First Game: ?
  • *.ins

An Ad Lib Instrument File (INS) format was created by Ad Lib, Inc. with the first version of AdLib Visual Composer in 1987. Later it was superseded by Ad Lib Instrument Bank format, which was introduced with the 1.5 version of the same program.

The file doesn't store music, but it does contain the definition for single instrument to be played in ROL files. Since this format isn't actually an audio format, the list of players don't actually "play" INS files, but rather utilize them when playing a ROL file.







INS to ?

? to INS



Since INS files do not store music, there are no samples.

Released Title
1987-??-?? AdLib Visual Composer v1.0 (DOS)

How to Obtain

INS files usually need to be extracted from game resource files, a process that is different for nearly every game that uses the format.